Movie Trailer Dumbness

Laszlo Mail is a pretty neat looking webmail application that performs much like the commercial client side apps. It was developed using OpenLaszlo which is an open source platform for developers. Its goal is to make full featured user interfaces easier to develop.

Laszlo Mail is a pretty neat looking webmail application that performs much like the commercial client side apps. It was developed using OpenLaszlo which is an open source platform for developers. Its goal is to make full featured user interfaces easier to develop.

Well, visit this site everybody is talking about it. MIT Media Lab’s $100 Laptop. I’m a big fan of Nicholas Negroponte‘s work. I do feel like there are lots of other things the economically challenged children of the world need first before a laptop. At least this gives them a chance to learn something that will give them other options in life.


Laszlo Mail is a pretty neat looking webmail application that performs much like the commercial client side apps. It was developed using OpenLaszlo which is an open source platform for developers. Its goal is to make full featured user interfaces easier to develop.

Well, visit this site everybody is talking about it. MIT Media Lab’s $100 Laptop. I’m a big fan of Nicholas Negroponte‘s work. I do feel like there are lots of other things the economically challenged children of the world need first before a laptop. At least this gives them a chance to learn something that will give them other options in life.


I usually like to watch the latest movie trailer once it’s online. I have noticed though that over time they’ve become more and more annoying. They don’t design the downloadable video to be, skincare well, treat download friendly. The file sizes tend to be much bigger then they need to be and they often have a lot of wasted information in them. Take this Superman Returns trailer for example. There is a rating message, and three logo splashes along with music and audio before I get to any of the visual I want to see. In fact these take up almost half of the download.

What I’d like to see is a video that cuts to the chase. My bandwidth and time are worth something to me. I don’t like waiting for a video and it’s even less fun if it starts playing only to show logos and then stop and wait again. I’m not sure what happened to video streaming. It really seems to be something that’s just not done anymore. Now it’s all downloads instead.

1 thought on “Movie Trailer Dumbness”

  1. I’m not sure that it’s true that those things take up half the download. As the logos and things tend to be still images or graphics, they probably compress a lot better than the rest of the video does.

    Doesn’t mean I like them any more than you do, but sure. Maybe they could place those all-important logos as a watermark in the corner, like the music video channels do with their logos.

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